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    Green Tea

    I have heard green tea is good for you and have been drinking it lately cuz i <3 it. Is it okay to drink alot no matter what your goals are? as in cutting/bulking.

    Im assuming the brands SoBe and Arizona arent too different in the nutrition part am i right? except for they taste a little different so there has to be some diff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil2fiddyguy
    I have heard green tea is good for you and have been drinking it lately cuz i <3 it. Is it okay to drink alot no matter what your goals are? as in cutting/bulking.
    Green tea is very healthy for you, regardless of bulking/cutting goals. It is linked to all sorts of health benefits and, so far, no real 'toxic' effects are known (if you drink HEAPS - over 1.5 gallons/day - it has been known to interact with some drugs.... and it can also interfere with iron aborption too... but that is all).

    Im assuming the brands SoBe and Arizona arent too different in the nutrition part am i right? except for they taste a little different so there has to be some diff.
    I don't live in the states, so I would not be able to say.... But if you are talking about calorie content then if you are drinking straight green tea (no added flavours or sugars - just tea leaves) then both will be exactly the same - which is essentially zero calories....

    In terms of the other beneficial compounds found in tea - well, different types of processing can alter these to a certain degree....

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    yeah green tea also prevents cancer and help you live longer

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    I drink 2 cups of green tea everyday.

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    I should start drinking that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil2fiddyguy
    cuz i <3 it.
    the fact that a guy took the time to create this cute heart just made my day!

    ps- love green tea, drinking it now. i drink the celestial seasonings brand.

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    I haven't seen the label but I would assume Arizona and Sobe brands have sugar in them.. If so, brew your own, chill and it drink it without sugar (if you like it chilled)..

    Also, does green tea have caffeine in it? I was thinking about taking some green tea pills but I didn't want to overdose on caffeine heh.

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    What brand do you guys reccomend to get(one that you make yourself)? Im talkin something that they carry at a grocery store... no health food places around here.

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    there are a lot of options to try. the brand i mentioned, celestial seasonings is at kroger and most super markets. they make both caffeine and caffeine free versions. they have a sampler pack (caffeine free) you may want to try. comes with lemon zinger, peppermint, wild berry zinger, chamomile, and sleepy time, 4 of each. they're all great, i just toss a bag into my water bottle, don't like it hot.

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    I make 18 cups of iced green tea on the weekend and then drink 3 cups everyday. I use the Trader Joes brand, just put a hint of honey and it is great.

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    I'v recently started taking Green Tea extract caps. 1 cap = 8 cups Green Tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BulkMeUp
    I'v recently started taking Green Tea extract caps. 1 cap = 8 cups Green Tea.
    Is that caffeine free? cause 8 cups of caffeinated green tea a day could likely hit hard in your heart one day.

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    It has polyphenols. Alright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_B
    I haven't seen the label but I would assume Arizona and Sobe brands have sugar in them.. If so, brew your own, chill and it drink it without sugar (if you like it chilled)..

    Also, does green tea have caffeine in it? I was thinking about taking some green tea pills but I didn't want to overdose on caffeine heh.
    Yes, generally speaking it does have caffine in it - but not as much as black tea and not nearly as much as coffee.

    You can get decaffinated varieties if you are concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_B
    I haven't seen the label but I would assume Arizona and Sobe brands have sugar in them.. If so, brew your own, chill and it drink it without sugar (if you like it chilled)..

    Also, does green tea have caffeine in it? I was thinking about taking some green tea pills but I didn't want to overdose on caffeine heh.
    Yeah, those brands are loaded with sugar. Not a good choice. I hate companies that make you think you are doing something healthy where in fact your are not.

    Brew your own, leave it in the fridge and you have fresh brewed iced tea. Add in some splenda if you want it a little sweeter and NOW you have a healthy green tea. Yes, greeen tea does have caffeine in it. Stick with the brewed tea. Better for you IMO.

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